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Bilbao Parish (Chimborazo, Ecuador)

Last modified: 2015-01-17 by zoltán horváth
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image by Ivan Sache, 07 January 2015

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The parish of Bilbao, located in the north of Penipe canton (Chimborazo province), in the valley of Chambo, was established on 12 July 1995 (Official Register No. 736). The eruption of volcano Tungurahua (5,023 m) on 5 October 1999 caused  the evacuation of 25,000 people living nearby, the parish of Bilbao included. The volcano has been active since then, with an increase since 2011. The ashes released by the volcano settled down on arable land and make it improper to cultivation for years.
Ivan Sache, 07 January 2015

The Flag

The flag of Bilbao is horizontally divided green-yellow-white (2:1:1). Green is a symbol of natural environment, flora, aspiration to a  better future, and love for the land and its products. Yellow is a symbol of agricultural production. White is a symbol of purity and peace.
Source: - Parish website
Ivan Sache, 07 January 2015